Monthly Archives: March 2018
What to Write?
I haven’t been able to decide what to write about Dar this week. A lot of things are happening, but I’m not sure any of them merit a full blog post. Should I talk about his great relationship with the dog we adopted five months ago? The way he giggles when he approaches and pets her? That’s a nice topic. Should I write about how much he’s raiding the fridge for ice cream lately? How we have to keep it […]
Let’s Make Wayne LaPierre As Famous as Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg
In the current conversation about weapon legislation, I hope we can all agree that it’s rather astonishing that so many are openly attacking children, for several reasons. First, the National Rifle Association knows when to shut up, as it did right after the Orlando shooting and the Las Vegas shooting. It could have let the March for our Lives just happen, and then go back to controlling the narrative a week later. But no, the NRA and its acolytes had to […]
Still Loving the Irish!
And still loving this article all about them. Worth a repost. Erin go’bragh!
This autism blog took a little hiatus for my birthday (March 14). See you next week.
George Soros Confesses: I Made Up #metoo to Get Donald Trump
Hi, George Soros here. Have you noticed how well my fake, heavily financed #metoo campaign is going? How it’s almost brought down Donald Trump! I love it. I know Trump isn’t impeached quite yet, but I got to take a little victory lap here. Nobody realizes my genius. First I made up a whole story about Harvey Weinstein and fed it to a few of my stooges in The New Yorker and The New York Times. My assistant was like, […]
Last week Dar had an electroencephalography, also known as an EEG, which is a diagnostic test. The whole thing was a waking nightmare that was supposed to be a sleeping nightmare, but with a guardedly happy ending. Let me explain. To recap, Dar has been stimming with a sort of Stevie Wonder-motion, closing his eyes, slightly shaking his head, and arresting his fingers raised in front of him. Several times in January, the school noted him doing this stim more […]
Yay! The Best Picture Oscar Finally Goes to a Science-Fiction Film!
In 1902, Georges Melies made a short film called A Trip to the Moon which, in some ways, invented narrative cinema. A Trip to the Moon was the first widely seen film to entirely dispense with anything that could be called realism, and longtime magician Georges Melies very well knew his film was fiction, but he would not and did not add the word “science” in front of “fiction”; at the time, even the pioneering authors H.G. Wells and Jules […]
“The Silent Child”
Every year, I pay my own money to see the Oscar-nominated live-action shorts; it always makes for a fine afternoon in a theater. Never do I expect the short films to shine a light on my situation with Dar. This year, I got one-two sucker-punched. In a good way. Spoilers. Are you really going to see these short films? Got your Shorts.TV account all set up? Okay, in that case, don’t keep reading. Everyone else, keep going. The first film […]